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FASTFACTS
From Kent, The World.
From Kent, The World.
Distinguished for Excellence
• Ranked as a top business college by U.S. News and World Report
• MBA program rated as a best business college by The Princeton Review
• Ranked Top-Tier by CEO Magazine for top global Executive MBA programs in North America
• Ranked as one of the top three colleges in Ohio for
professional sales education by the
Sales Education Foundation
Career Services Office
Empower, Engage, Employ
• A satellite office of the university’s Career Services
Center dedicated to undergraduate and graduate
business students and easily accessible in the Business Administration Building
• Essentials of Global Business Etiquette annually
teaches seniors and graduate students proper dining
etiquette and international protocol to be prepared for a
global business career
• VanBenthuysen Top Student Scholars Showcase annually
provides employers with an early “first look” at high-achieving, top students for internships and job opportunities
• Career Services Office Employer Advisory Council
provides collaborative discussion on career and
employment issues contributing to the high quality of
services offered by the on-site Career Services Office
• Professional development course requirement that
empowers business students for a successful career
Expanding Our Global Reach
• New five week Business Institute Program at Kent State
facilities in Florence, Italy
• Education-abroad opportunities for undergraduate and
graduate students to gain exposure to international
businesses and other cultures, including: Belgium, China,
England, France, Germany, India, Ireland and Switzerland
• Education-abroad programs can be a semester long or a
summer experience ranging from 10 days to five weeks
• Fiedler/BorgWarner Study-abroad Scholarships assist
students to participate in study abroad • Dedicated International Programs Office in the College of
Business Administration
Accredited AACSB International
• The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International
(AACSB) is the hallmark of excellence in business education, fewer than 5
percent of the world’s business programs are AACSB accredited
• Kent State is one of only 180 institutions worldwide to have dual
accreditation for both business and accounting, fewer than 1 percent have
both worldwide
• AACSB accreditation is the gold standard for students seeking the finest
education and companies seeking cutting-edge talent
• Beta Gamma Sigma, business honors society, celebrates 50 years at the
College of Business Administration, serving business students since 1964
Comprehensive Business Education:
Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D.
• Eight undergraduate majors including accounting, business management,
computer information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance,
managerial marketing and marketing
• Twelve minors enable degree specialization for business knowledge and marketability
• A Professional Sales Certificate is offered to business and non business majors
• MBA program available full-time and part-time, as well as Master of Science
in Accounting and Master of Arts in Economics
• Five MBA dual degrees offered in architecture, library and information
science, nursing, translation and communication studies
• The Executive MBA is offered for corporate professionals at the Kent Campus
and customized for healthcare professionals at Kent State University’s College
of Podiatric Medicine
• One of only 90 U.S. Ph.D. programs accredited by AACSB
Research, Innovation and Immersion
• The Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (CEBI) is
a collaborative effort reaching across Kent State’s eight campuses and
throughout the business community, supporting academic and outreach
programs that foster entrepreneurial activity and economic development in
Northeast Ohio
• The Center for Information Systems (CIS) is a consortium of leading
business and faculty professionals from the field of Information Systems
that ensures the highest quality education and research for CIS students,
faculty and business professionals by monitoring changes in technology,
leadership issues and customer needs
• The Global Management Center (GMC) supports the strategic international
initiative of the university to engage the world beyond our campuses and
prepare our graduates for success in today’s globally competitive workplace
through integrated study, global research and experiential learning
opportunities in international business, culture and communication
FASTFACTS
From Kent, The World.
From Kent, The World.
2014 BY THE NUMBERS 716
4,500+
327
178
541
Students, making the College of
Business Administration the second
largest business college in Ohio
$173,000
Students attending Essentials of
Global Business Etiquette
Scholarships awarded to
current and prospective students
155
$330,000+
Career advising
appointments
341
Internships/jobs offered
through Career Services Office
Ohio Means internships and co-op grants awarded to the Career
Services Office
Faculty and students recognized for
leadership and academic honors
Scholarship dollars made possible by
corporate partners, alumni and friends
Students interning
Kent State University is:
• Eight campuses
• 11 individual colleges and one independent school
• 282 bachelor’s degree programs, plus more than 50 master’s programs in more than 100 areas of specialization, as
well as 23 doctoral programs with more than 50 specializations
• Over 40,000 students from 50 states and 100 countries
• Home to more than 300 student organizations
• Ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching among the nation’s
top 74 public high-research universities and among the top 76 colleges and universities in
community engagement
• On the first-tier list of U.S. News & World Report’s Best National Universities, an exclusive
ranking, Kent State ranked 194 out of 1,500 ranked schools
• A leader in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in performance rate scores, with 12 of 18
sports teams ranking in the top five, receiving the MAC’s Cartwright Award for excellence
in academics, athletics and scholarship